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PHYSIOLOGY 301 (CLINICAL CORRELATION LECTURES): LYMPH FORMATION > LYMPH ABSORPTION: THE FORMULA OF EDEMA A SECOND EXPERIMENT IN THE TEACHING OF LYMPHOLOGY TO MEDICAL STUDENTS

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  • MH Witte
  • Ch Witte

Abstract

In a previous issue of Lymphology (Lymphology 3 (1970), 59-61) we presented the syllabus of an elective course on the Lymphvascular System for senior medical students. In the new curriculum of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, we are beginning even earlier by "injecting" lymph into the thinking of our freshman medical students in their first encounter with the vast array of clinical problems manifesting as edema In the following lecture, given during the freshman physiology course, we have elaborated Starling's views, as developed and refined by lymphologists Rusznyak, Foldi and Szabo, into a unified concept of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of edema. While much of this material is very familiar to lymphologists, we have been surprised at how unfamiliar it is to the vast majority of medical students and practicing physicians. Further details on the structure and function of the lymph circulation are provided throughout the medical curriculum and in great depth in the elective course on the Lymphvascular System for interested senior medical students.

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Witte, M. & Witte, C., (1973) “PHYSIOLOGY 301 (CLINICAL CORRELATION LECTURES): LYMPH FORMATION > LYMPH ABSORPTION: THE FORMULA OF EDEMA A SECOND EXPERIMENT IN THE TEACHING OF LYMPHOLOGY TO MEDICAL STUDENTS”, Lymphology 6(2), 101-109.

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30 Sep 1973
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